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me thinks get a E6300 or E6400........I cant tell the diff between E6600 lol.....doesnt seem anythign diff to .....feels the same.....plays the same....I dont know but Id rather save and get a better GPU or better rams......Imo the 6700 / 6800 is overhyped for me as I only play games / surf net lol...wootz and multi task a lot lol
    
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E6400 FTW! Maybe even 6300 if you can get a board that does insane FSB's.
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Originally Posted by Sdumper
I doubt you will see or feel the difference.
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I wonder if with Vista, there will be a difference between Allendale and Conroe in a major way or the usual: will not notice it.
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I wonder if with Vista, there will be a difference between Allendale and Conroe in a major way or the usual: will not notice it.

Uhh..any way to test that? I think the extra 2mb of L2 would help during file compression and that sorta thing....at least that's what it usually helps in. I remember the Gallatin cores with L3 cache could do media encoding like you wouldn't believe, however they kinda lacked in gaming due to the low l2 and the high l3.
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In my oppinion I think you would really be hard pressed to tell a difference. I am leaning toward selling my e6400 soley because I have a second phase unit on the way and I am after high benchmarks...thats it. I dont really do a lot of gaming I just like to bench and of course fold. Go with the e6400 and save a few bucks for some really good ram...youll need it to maximize those high FSB's
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Originally Posted by Sdumper
In my oppinion I think you would really be hard pressed to tell a difference. I am leaning toward selling my e6400 soley because I have a second phase unit on the way and I am after high benchmarks...thats it. I dont really do a lot of gaming I just like to bench and of course fold. Go with the e6400 and save a few bucks for some really good ram...youll need it to maximize those high FSB's

I've got the 2gb Gskill Hz's on my mind

How's 430 for a max fsb Sdumper? the AW9D MAX maxes out at that point, but I think its more of a bios issue than anything, as its still in its baby stages.

You might wonder why I'm doing an Abit board instead of an ASUS...I like abit
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Originally Posted by Nasgul
I wonder if with Vista, there will be a difference between Allendale and Conroe in a major way or the usual: will not notice it.
From my experience up until now, Vista is very snappy with the E6300, even with a dated HDD and only 512MB of ram... I'll have 1GB soon though.

I also installed vista on my laptop and the performance isn't even close.... I suspect that an E6300 w/ a decent gfx card vs. an E6600 with a budget gfx the E6300 combo would provide a more fluid Vista experience....

I say get more/faster ram or wait for DX10 gfx card. E6600 is a better processor no question, but is it worth the extra cash over the E6400 for gaming? My guess is no.
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post #19 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ch13f121
I've got the 2gb Gskill Hz's on my mind

How's 430 for a max fsb Sdumper? the AW9D MAX maxes out at that point, but I think its more of a bios issue than anything, as its still in its baby stages.

You might wonder why I'm doing an Abit board instead of an ASUS...I like abit
Ive heard really good things about ABIT and 430 sounds about right for the e6400 with its 8x multi. You should be close to the air limit at aroun 415 or so and with water I would think the 430 would be about right. By the way the e6400 is FASTTTTTTT it absolutely blows away my Opty 165 CCBBE clocked at a folding OC of 2.9 and I do mean blows it away

Regarding the RAM...thats what Im using to OC at 4.23 ... so yeah I think its very good ram
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I'm getting one of those Abit boards. I think it will be a good board.
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